Sunshine Cleaning 2008 ***

From the producers of Little Miss Sunshine comes this similarly titled but much darker comedy drama, with Amy Adams and Emily Blunt as two sisters with an unusual cleaning business; they specialize in sorting out bloody crime scenes. Christine Jeffs directs from a script by Megan Holley, with Alan Arkin and Steve Zahn providing reliable support as the unreliable father and the local cop involved with the girls. Packed with unsavoury but fascinating details about a side of the cleaning industry rarely seen outside of Pulp Fiction, Sunshine Cleaning is a blackly comic showcase for Adams and Blunt, both of whom excel as the entrepreneurial sisters.


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